7.5.09

imogen's mum's suitcase with the dance recitals listings taped inside


Was with my friend Bronwyn walking her dog Jackson in Hyde Park, when we spotted Imogen with her boyfriend Rory. The first thing she said was it's her mum's suitcase and she has to be really careful with it, and told us how she used to take it to dance recitals and in fact still has the recital listings taped to the inside.


Which led me to a whole new level of invading people's privacy: she actually let me shoot the contents of her suitcase! That's either really trusting, or insane: I was, at that point, after all, a total stranger.


I love the way that little corner of pink seersucker shorts happened to get stuck on the outside when she closed the suitcase. That's the sort of detail that stylists and a crew can spend a day setting up, but as Bronwyn will attest, the whole photo shoot lasted all of two minutes. Imogen's 'smart brogue' shoes are from New Look and cost £30. She's up in Durham studying for for exams, so let's all send her our best good luck wishes. As she said: 'I'm going to need all the help I can get when I'm sitting in a room with two examiners, a mic and a tape recorder trying to speak about the michelin guide and stem cell research (of all things!) in another language!' Hope she can get on down to London soon and live happily ever after with Rory, they're a lovely couple.

28 comments:

Charlotte said...

Wishing you much luck Imogen xx

Anonymous said...

Wish you luck

Anonymous said...

Good luck to Imogen! : )

Bennett Kissane said...

Good Luck Imogen!

Anonymous said...

Buona fortuna Imogen dall'Italia!

Rupert said...

Best of luck, old bean.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you lots and lots of luck Imogen. xxx

Sidra said...

Sending warm thoughts your way... Good Luck Imogen!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Bonne chancee Imogen!

STEPHANIE CLAYTON said...

She's so striking with raven hair, red lipstick and pale, pale skin. Fresh and pretty!
How nice to read a bit about the person behind the look, and your experience meeting her. Makes a pleasant little story...and brightened my still-cloudy day! :)

drivethruvintage said...

I just added your blog to my reader. I love her suitcase!

Oh! I'm visiting London in June with my friend. Do you have any recommendations on places to visit/shop/eat ?

Caryn said...

Good luck Imogen!

Anonymous said...

Buena Suerte Imogen!

polka dot (Jill Carin Adams) said...

You guys are amazing! : ) Good luck Imogen! xox

Elisabeth Krevat said...

Wishing you good luck!

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

Her shoes and bag are fabulous!! I can't believe they were that inexpensive--they look so rich!

Anonymous said...

It was the great lipcolour that caught my eye, Imogen! Great look. And best of luck on the exams! Study hard, but take a break the night before!
Bronwyn & Jackson xoxo

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christine said...

GOOD LUCK!

Claire said...

Good luck, Imogen!

MK said...

I love this suitcase SO MUCH. And the shoes. I think this is a really special look, and shot. Good find Jill.

Imogen said...

Hello everyone

Thank you all for your lovely comments and good luck wishes, I'll have a spring in my step as I go into the exam room now!

Imogen xx

Doug S said...

Don't know who you are Imogen but best of luck! I'm sure it'll all go swimmingly =)

Louise said...

Best of Luck!
Louise Frebowitz

KB said...

I love your bag, and your shoes! Wishing you the best of luck!

Anonymous said...

She looks really lovely. I love the brouges with the suitcase. And good look to her too! xx

Terry said...

Good luck Imogen

Anneke D'Arcy said...

Hi Jill,
What a lovely photo. I am in Hyde Park every day with my black and white shitzu dog Billy.
It is so beautiful and green there at this time of year. Very inviting! I love your blog, see you at Arup's yoga on Sunday.